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Danielle Bursk
updated: 12/21/2009
website: www.daniellebursk.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Origin/End
What Lies Beneath
Installation view Fleisher Challenge exhibition
Continental Drift
Continental Drift (detail)
Hook
Hook (detail)
Magical Mandolin
Magical Mandolin (detail)
The golden road to unlimited devotion
The golden road to unlimited devotion (detail)
Down Under
Little Boy Blue
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, gestural, biomorphic, conceptual, feminist, gender/sexuality, meditative, obsessive, process, systems
 
 
Origin/End by Danielle Bursk
Origin/End
ink on paper
2009
60" x  168" 
What Lies Beneath by Danielle Bursk
What Lies Beneath
ink on paper
2009
60" x  75" 
Installation view Fleisher Challenge exhibition by Danielle Bursk
Installation view Fleisher Challenge exhibition
ink on paper/pigmented ink on paper
october 2006
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Continental Drift  by Danielle Bursk
Continental Drift
ink on paper
2006
060" x  94"" 
Continental Drift (detail) by Danielle Bursk
Continental Drift (detail)
ink on paper
2006
0" x  0" 
Hook by Danielle Bursk
Hook
ink on paper
2005
80"" x  60"" 
Hook (detail) by Danielle Bursk
Hook (detail)
ink on paper
2005
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Magical Mandolin by Danielle Bursk
Magical Mandolin
ink on paper
2006
80"" x  60"" 
Magical Mandolin (detail) by Danielle Bursk
Magical Mandolin (detail)
ink on paper
2006
0" x  0" 
The golden road to unlimited devotion by Danielle Bursk
The golden road to unlimited devotion
pigmented ink on paper
2006
60"" x  91"" 
The golden road to unlimited devotion (detail) by Danielle Bursk
The golden road to unlimited devotion (detail)
pigmented ink on paper
2006
0" x  0" 
Down Under by Danielle Bursk
Down Under
ink on paper
2008
72" x  108" 
Little Boy Blue by Danielle Bursk
Little Boy Blue
ink on paper
2009
60"" x  88"" 

Artist Statement

 I use a pot of ink and a very small brush to build up lines over long periods of time. The accumulation of small lines creates abstract forms that are suggestive of objects. I mainly choose to work in large dimensions because the scale allows the viewer to feel as if the objects in the drawings could be physically approached. When making my drawings I think about many things: nests, networks, the web, traps, nets, parenting and the interconnectivity of personal relationships. I frequently relate the action of making marks with the repetitive actions of my daily life. Seen separately, they have little consequence, but when overlapped and accumulated they become something.

             While the objects that I create through accumulation have personal and specific meaning to me, it is not expressed through the form of the object created; rather it is expressed through the action of the repetitive gesture. The feeling that one could be softly supported or entangled and trapped by the objects I draw interests me. The dichotomy of the feelings of softness and stiffness, harmless and ensnaring, recognizable and abstract is reminiscent to me of people’s relationships and interactions with each other. Like personal interactions, the drawings are both welcoming and frightening at the same time.

Artist Bio / CV

Danielle Bursk received her MFA from Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts in 2006 and her BFA from Tyler school of Art in 1995. She works mainly in drawing and performance/video. Recently she has shown work at Locks Gallery (Philadelphia) and Abington Art Center (Jenkintown,PA) She is currently a fellow at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia, and was a  Fleisher Art Memorial (Philadelphia) 2006-2007 Challenge artist. She lives and works in Bucks County, PA.